Honda CR-V Vs
Looking at the exterior, both vehicles have encapsulate the benefits of the compact crossover. Both Ford and Honda are known for designing vehicles that are fun, while also getting a sophisticated boost of technology. Both are design to look unlike other vehicles in its class. The 2016 Ford Escape is a slim bodied vehicle that is deceptively large. It looks much smaller than it is, in the best possible way. The back end is tight and slices straight down to give a sturdy look. The view from the side offers a dynamic look that leads to the front end which offers a smooth, yet narrow slope to the front face. The 2016 Honda CR-V has a long body for a crossover, with a similarly strong backend that supports a sloping front hood. Its aerodynamic design helps both with performance and fuel efficiency. It’s got a athletic side body that helps the CR-V look fluid even while parked. The front end supports a curved front grille, which grins with its two front headlights and Honda “H” placed front and center. The 2016 Ford Escape is an interesting take on the compact crossover, but the 2016 Honda CR-V is simply perfect in design, available in different trims. It’s exactly what you’d want out of a crossover. It blows away expectations. It is for that reason that the CR-V is the winner of this round.
The interior of the compact crossover takes the benefits of a larger design while putting a strong focus on efficiency as well. Both vehicles inhabit the best luxury their brands have to offer, the best technology, and the best interior design. The 2016 Ford Escape offers a fully capable interior, filled with smooth luxury that allows for maximum comfort, safety, all while having one of the most adventurous interior designs available.
The 2016 Honda CR-V has an interior designed around technology and complete functionality.
A comfortable ride, noticeable the second you slip into the front seat or any of the passengers seats of the CR-V. With technology like HondaLink, the information and entertainment hub, and conveniently positioned steering wheel and console buttons, and ample foot and head space. It’s rare you get a vehicle designed so specifically to meet your every need. It’s clear that the 2016 Honda CR-V is once again the winner.
The biggest benefit of having a compact crossover is having the ability to produce a vehicle that is powerful that isn’t overly harmful to the environment. Its power meets efficiency. Pulling that off requires incredible engineering and intelligence in the performance department. The 2016 Ford Escape has 168 horsepower and 170 ft-lbs of torque out of a similar 2.5 L DOHC engine. With this, The Escape is a very efficient and powerful machine, but it doesn’t hold a candle to the 2016 Honda CR-V.
The CR-V has an impressive 185 horsepower and 181 lbs-ft of torque out of a 2.4 L DOHC engine and a CVT transmission, all while having that world famous Honda fuel efficiency system via ECON mode. The CR-V also uses Honda’s expert engineering to provide precise control. It’s an excellent balance of power and pinpoint handling that gives you one of the most exciting vehicles in its class. While The Escape adds a little adrenaline to your drive, that’s nothing compared to what the CR-V can offer you. It is for that reason that the 2016 Honda CR-V once again.
The Compact Crossover is a wonderful mash up of two vehicles that are supposed to be very different. It takes the best of both worlds. It’s the vehicle class of the future. It’s about time that people get exactly what they want out of a car. But despite the impressiveness of this newly arrived vehicle class, only one of these vehicles deserves to be called the best. Only one of these vehicles can dominate its class. That vehicle is the one that is willing to be bold and different. And that vehicle is the 2016 Honda CR-V for it’s overall class and expert performance.